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DIY Nanea Necklace

make a nanea necklace

The newest addition to my daughter’s American Girl Doll Collection is Nanea. Nanea joined the beautiful BeForever collection in August of 2017. Nanea is such a great addition, and we…

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Lilo Costume : Easy NO SEW Halloween DIY

DIY Lilo Costume

Lilo is one of the sweetest and easiest DIY Costumes you can make!  Without breaking out a sewing machine, you can make this no-sew Lilo and Stitch costume.  With these…

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DIY Disney Halloween Costume Round Up

Disney Halloween Costume Round Up

We LOVE to make our own easy DIY Disney Costumes.  Once again we are sharing a round up of Disney costumes for inspiration as we go into the holiday season. …

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DIY Valentine’s Day Card with Candy Canes

Don’t hate me, but Valentine’s Day is not my jam.  More specifically, Valentine’s Day parties at kid’s schools are not my jam.  I will never be accused of an over…

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Finding Dory Pumpkin Carving Stencil and Halloween Party ideas!

Finding Dory Pumpkin carving stencil easy

.Halloween is right around the corner.  Finding Dory is also available today on Digital HD. Yay!  As part of the Finding Dory Blu Ray event I attended at Walt Disney…

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A tour of Mission Santa Barbara and a FREE activity sheet

Santa Barbara Mission free printable

Mission Santa Barbara is a beautiful piece of history! Check out our pictures and free printable below!   As a home schooling family we try to make learning part of…

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Summer Bucket List FREE Printable!

summer bucket list printable

Summer is here for just about everyone!  Our kids have been home with free time for about a week and we have already had a couple moments of “I don’t…

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Design tips for a Small Bathroom

Design tips for a small bathroom is a sponsored partnership with Bed Bath and Beyond. We recently added on a small powder room to our house.  We have five people…

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Kids Bathroom Organization

  We currently have three kids sharing a standard 80’s guest bathroom.  While we have always done our best to practice the art of thankfulness for actually having running water…

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DIY Disgust Costume

Last but not least in our Inside Out Costumes – Disgust! This year our family dressed up for Mickey’s Halloween Party again!  As always, we need to have Disney costumes…

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Painted Piano

I love the idea of a piano as the focal point of a room.  So many beautiful updated painted pianos were floating all over my pinterest feed and I just…

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DIY Joy Costume

My oldest is going to be “Joy” from Inside Out at Mickey’s Halloween Party and she can’t wait.  She was a bit disappointed when she learned I would not be…

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DIY Anger Costume

Anger is one of the easiest costumes to make!  Inside Out is one of our favorite movies, and a perfect family or group costume idea. Here is how we made…

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DIY Fear Costume

Fear is one of the most recognizable and funny characters from Disney Pixar’s Inside Out.  Inside Out is a perfect group or family costume for Mickey’s Halloween Party or any…

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DIY Sadness Costume

Sadness from Pixar’s Inside Out is such a cute little character.  Sadness is an awesome DIY character costume.  Dress up as part of a group character costume or on your…

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Awesome DIY Disney Inspired Costume Round Up!

Disney Inspired costumes are kind of our thing.  I have been a Disney fan forever; the hubs is also a Disney fan.  We would live at Disneyland if we could,…

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DIY no sew Cinderella Dress! Thrift Store Make over!

I am really excited about this thrift store dress make over!  Today I am sharing a DIY Cinderella Dress, and not just any DIY, but a No Sew DIY Cinderella…

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DIY “Inside Out” Craft

School’s out! It is summer craft time and summer movie time!  While we were at Disney Social Media Moms we got a sneak peek at Disney Pixar’s Inside Out and…

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Pottery Barn Inspired Ruler : $7 verses $99

I love Pottery Barn so much.  Sadly, I am not a billionaire.   Thankfully, I do have $7 and I am married to someone very handy.   In one afternoon my husband…

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Garage Sale Lamp Makeover!

If you have been here for any amount of time you know I am a little bit into garage sales.  Garage sales, thrift stores, estate sales, and Craigslist are almost…

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DIY

We are a Do It Yourself kind of family.  We hope that you will find some fun kid’s crafts, costume ideas, and home improvement projects that are a lot of fun here!  Most of our costumes are thrift store make overs and Disney inspired!  Many of our crafts are also easy and are great for kid’s birthday parties, holiday gifts, and more.  We use our own house as the canvas for many of our home decor and home DIY projects; decorating the kid’s rooms is my favorite!  I hope you will find some inspiration here!